BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis - Only 6 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your Business Analysis course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Business Analysis certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be Business Analysis trained in record time
  2. Our Business Analysis course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Business Analysis first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Business Analysis. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Business Analysis faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Business Analysis with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65,164 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Business Analysis courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,164 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Well delivered, engaging training sessions. Easy location to get to. "
Michael Oshodi, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (18/12/2016 to 23/12/2016)

"Great location, friendly and very helpful staff. Super facilities, and you will not be disappointed if you book a course."
George Fallis, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

"Supportive, accelerated learning in a comfortable environment."
Rochelle Mill, N/A. - BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis (6 days) (9/5/2016 to 14/5/2016)

"Third time at FB and have been pleased with the facilities and training assigned."
Steven Roberts, Leicestershire Police. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (4/9/2017 to 7/9/2017)

"A thoroughly rewarding experience that focus the mind on your course of choice without external distraction."
Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)

"Firebrand training gave me more understanding of the subject then was required to pass the exam so i felt confident taking my knowledge into the workplace"
Matthew Corbett. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (19/4/2017 to 22/4/2017)

"Firebrand is an incredibly effective and motivational training center. Wyboston Lakes provides a perfect backdrop for study. Relaxing gardens, comfy rooms and a well equipped training center. As well as food and drinks on demand so you have nothing to worry about but getting your head down and studying. With 12 hour days this is exactly what is needed. Would highly recommend Firebrand."
Aaron Surtees, Union Square Software Ltd. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Firebrand Training offers great courses, and is very fast paced. Doing it this way means that I able was to learn a lot in a short amount of time. As an apprentice, the courses that I set were challenging but also very rewarding."
Hannah McEwan, WM360. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very good course with lots of information to take in, but will help me in the future during my apprenticeship and onwards."
Benjamin Riley, Halton Borough Council. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Quick paced course with lots of information learned in little time"
S.R. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Good experience, relaxed environment."
Anonymous - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Learned a lot!"
H.M, MyKnowledgeMap. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Great training and facilities."
Jack Armiger, AVEVA. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Very educational, very welcoming, and above all very helpful. Firebrand not only just taught me about "Scrum" and "Agile", they taught me essentials about working within teams, such as: the Scrum Master will handle any discrepancies or impediments to aid the teams progress on a project. Not to mention the knowledge is "free-reign" as it were, if anything is unknown to you, your tutor will easily and helpfully inform you on what you don't know. I am VERY pleased with this course and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's thinking of taking it as part of your companies training for you."
Harry Holdstock, Key Intelligence. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Useful course, very informative"
L.S, QFC. - BCS Systems Development Essentials (2 days) (20/6/2016 to 21/6/2016)

"Excellent trainer, but course was intensive. Recommended if you are prepared to put this time in. Cannot recommend the trainer enough. "
John Doherty, Atos. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"Hard work but everybody in the class passed the certification exam. Therefore must have been a good course with a great trainer and even better delegates! "
C.H. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"Crash, Bang Wallop! I got my certificate. "
A.S. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (11/1/2016 to 14/1/2016)

"The Firebrand course helped fill my gaps in knowledge and as such has improved my confidence in my own ability."
Melanie Taylor, NCG. - BCS CISMP (4 days) (19/10/2015 to 22/10/2015)

"Great place but long hours."
Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (19/10/2015 to 22/10/2015)

"Great trainer, great experience learned a lot and hope to be able to use it all at my company."
Kale Cooper, RRO. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"Excellent facilities and delivery of training. A tried and tested process, well executed. Good services by all staff. "
Jason Christopher Barford, Assured security services. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"A very effective and time efficient way of being immersed into a new knowledge set. The scope, structure and applicability of this course content and certification is excellent."
Tim Stewart. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"My second time with Firebrand and again an excellent presenter, which ensured I passed first time. Will be back again soon."
Adrian Finn, TalkTalk. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (9/10/2017 to 11/10/2017)

"Great Course. I've gone from little knowledge of AWS to understanding lots about the AWS cloud stack in a short amount of time!"
M.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Firebrand taught me 2 months ago for a networking course and was just as good this time, highly recommend Firebrand. Until next time!"
Jordan Duncan, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"This is now the 3rd time I have attended a Firebrand course and still cannot fault them. Each instructor I've had has been extremely knowledge and helpful. I have recommended FB to many colleagues."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy Limited. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"The course was intensive with a lot to take in during a short period but you have every resource you need. Great Staff, great atmosphere and you get well looked after too. I'll be back!"
D.W.. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Fun, friendly place with a vast array of information available as well as 24/7 services present."
Sam Clark, Computask. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (5/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)

"Excellent tutor, all explained clearly and in detail."
Arkadiusz Rycyk, Environ Audio Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The teaching was dynamic, engaging, immersive and knowledgeable. The instructor made complex concepts simple. I enjoyed the course very much. "
Richard Barnes, Whale Tankers. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"Intense but very rewarding course, learned a lot in a few days."
S.S.. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The course was very intense and very informative, real examples were given to concepts hard to understand."
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"I would recommend the accelerated training with Firebrand. It was comprehensive and well structured with good facilities at the training centre. "
Chris Porton. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Every time we come to Firebrand we always have a brilliant time learning & making new friends."
Amy Hooper. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Excellent training again, great level of knowledge and depth of the subject."
Anonymous - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"I chose Firebrand training based on previous training experiences. It works out cost effective and a productive means of undertaking training over a shorter period of days. My experience of this course is no different and I am happy that my learning objectives have been achieved."
Abdul Khot, AMSA InfoSec Ltd. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"One of the best courses I have been on. The instructor was refreshingly knowledgeable and happy to share his skills. Intense but worth it."
B.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Training with Firebrand has been a great way to kick-start my IT certifications and to help me aim to progress in my careers. Instructors are knowledgeable and insightful and the learning experience was top notch!"
L.M.. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2/10/2017 to 3/10/2017)

"Really enjoyable and useful course - an eye-opener to the threats present in today's digital world."
Chris Connor, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Fast-paced but satisfying and informational course. The instructor was knowledgeable and provided so much information regarding the tools of the trade as well as real-time experiences."
John Beck, USAF. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Loved the course. learnt so much."
Mark Kneen, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Great location, excellent instructor and environment designed for learning yet enjoyable at the same time."
Graeme Waugh, Ixact. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Very impressed with the overall Firebrand experience. The course would benefit all levels of student, whether new to Lean Six Sigma or as an experienced individual "
Graeme Laird, Magellan Aerospace. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The course was very informative and clearly presented, the training method was quite relaxed which I prefer and find easier to listen to and learn from."
Kevin Sage, Viapath. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and a great guy to present CEH, I learned a lot this week and proud to see that I have passed the examination. "
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The course was well delivered, tailored to what you want and helpful."
Blair Ogilure, Xenith. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Great facilities, good teacher and an enjoyable course."
Adam Batten. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (28/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Good, focused training - feedback and discussions with fellow attendees was very valuable."
Chris Leppard, CNS Group. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSMP (4 days) (25/9/2017 to 28/9/2017)

"Training at Firebrand is worthwhile. Everything is provided on site so you can concentrate on your studies."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

Get four BCS Business Analysis certifications in just six days – that’s 40% faster than traditional training! You’ll take four BCS accredited courses and exams, each of which results in a professional qualification.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally recognised qualification that proves you have the knowledge, skills and flexible capabilities to be effective as a business analyst. To achieve this qualification, you must pass four BCS certifications which are included in the course. You must also pass an oral exam. This is not included in the course and you must book this through BCS.

Get four BCS certifications

This course has been built for both experienced practitioners and those new to business analysis. You’ll get the following certifications:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
    Get the fundamental knowledge in business analysis principles, techniques, approaches and concepts.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
    Learn to understand and explain the requirements engineer approach and adopt relevant techniques.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
    You’ll apply business process modelling analysis techniques and understand a framework for business process improvement.

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
    As part of this certification you’ll learn how to use a holistic approach to the investigation and improvement of business situations.

Note: This course is provided in conjunction with Metadata Ltd, a BCS accredited training organisation.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

  • Understand the role and competencies of a business analyst
  • Strategy analysis
  • Understand business system and business process modelling
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Understand and learn investigation and modelling techniques
  • Requirements engineering
  • Analyse business case development
  • Management of business change

BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering

  • Explain the importance of linking requirements to the Business Case
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the requirements engineering process
  • Explain the use of a range of requirements elicitation techniques and the relevance of the techniques to business situations
  • Analyse, prioritise and organise elicited requirements
  • Document requirements
  • Identify problems with requirements and explain how requirements documentation may be improved
  • Create a model of the features required from a system
  • Interpret a model of the data requirements for an information system
  • Describe the principles of Requirements Management and explain the importance of managing requirements
  • Describe the use of tools to support Requirements Engineering
  • Explain the process and stakeholders involved in Requirements Validation

BCS Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

  • Identify and model core business processes at an organisational level
  • Identify and model business processes at the process level
  • Identify the events that trigger the business processes
  • Identify the outcomes from the business processes
  • Model the actors, tasks and process flows that comprise a business process
  • Analyse the tasks within a business process
  • Identify the business rules applied within tasks
  • Analyse the performance issues of individual tasks
  • Identify the performance measures applied within a business process
  • Analyse and improve business processes

BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

  • Describe how a business strategy is developed
  • Use strategic analysis techniques
  • Describe the need for project discipline
  • Explain techniques to investigate an organisation’s business systems
  • Describe an approach to improving business systems
  • Explain the importance of stakeholder management and use a stakeholder analysis technique
  • Use techniques for the analysis and modelling of business systems
  • Describe how recommendations for business improvement may be identified
  • Describe the contents of a rigorous business case for the development and implementation of business changes
  • Identify costs, benefits, impacts and risks for an option in a business case

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You'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

To achieve this qualification, you must pass the four BCS certifications above which are included in the course. You must also pass an oral exam. This is not included in the course and you must book this through BCS.

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The following comprehensive course material is included in this accelerated course:

  • BCS ‘Business Analysis’ textbook, by Yeates, Paul & Cadle - ISBN - 13: 978-1780172774

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are no formal prerequisites to attend the course but you will benefit from having some experience in a business analyst role, or by having a general understanding of business analysis. 

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888